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>>> making news in "america this morning," the re-election. president barack obama wins four more years. >> i've never been more hopeful about our future. i have never been more hopeful about america. >> with a resounding electoral win and a narrow nod in the popular vote, the president lays out his first priority for his second term. >> tonight you voted for action, not politics as usual. you elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. >> there were cheers in chicago and tears in boston. after the long hard fight, it was all over for the challenger. >> like so many of you, paul and i have left everything on the field. we have given our all to this campaign. >> now after the bruising campaign and facing a congress as divided as it was before the election, president obama and the country prepare for the next four years. >> thank you, america! god bless you! god bless these united states. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "america this morning" with rob nelson and paula faris. >>> good wednesday morning, everybody. four years ago barack obama stood on the brink of history the mor
class. that's us. >> reporter: mitt romney had used for years now the term obama care, something of an epithet to attack the president's health care reform. tonight certainly a referendum on many things. do you think it was a referendum on that, if nothing else? >> no, i don't think so. i think that obama has got a plan in mind and that there's nothing wrong with that. he's going to move things around and organize health care in a better way so it's more accessible for everybody. >> what do you make of the celebration especially as we called barack obama -- >> it's awesome. >> reporter: what you thought it would be? >> i think it's great. >> reporter: two very happy, satisfied voters, if nothing else, i would argue there are a few more behind me here in times square tonight, diane and george. >> a lot of people. to ron brownstein right now. there's going to be so much we learn about the country coming out of this election and the party. one fact i want to throw at you as you reflect on this victory for president obama. the last six presidential elections democrats have won the po
, president obama won it four years ago, governor romney has won it this time. it is not a surprise, though. we were expecting governor romney to take indiana. kentucky, this is a very red state and governor romney has taken kentucky, as well, tonight. and vermont, a very blue state weighing in early and president obama, abc news, based on the exit polls is ready to project a winner in vermont right now. let's tell you about other states. we have too little information to make a projection. georgia, a red state, bill clinton won in 1992, but no other republican or every republican has won since then and south carolina, solid red state, not enough information to project at this point, so -- and virginia, this is a big one, george, and we do not have enough information at this moment. we are watching it every single moment. we'll bring you the news as we have it. >> that is the biggest surprise so far. a must win for mitt romney. the overall map. as you said no big surprises right now. a lot of votes outstanding but the polls are closing. the race could not be closer. both 2012 stavote 2012 s
obama. >> we know in our hearts that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. [ cheers and applause ] >> it was a sweeping electoral win, and now, his first job for a second term helping put more americans back to work and steering the course to a stronger economy. >> we are an american family and we rise or fall together as one nation and as one group. >> with the congratulations of his challenger. >> this is a toime of great challenges for america and pray the president will be successful in guiding our nation. >> and the confidence of his supporters. and with the long, bitter election battle over, this morning, president barack obama sets his sights on four more years in the white house. today is wednesday, november 7th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good morning wednesday morning, everyone. the country has spoken dough sigh siedough -- spoken decisively. the president will get to keep his job after sweeping the key battleground states. >> what an evening, night, morning it has been. army this morning, president barack obama promised ame
>>> making news in america this morning, the re-election. president barack obama wins four more years. >> i've never been more hopeful about our future. i have never been more hopeful about america. >> with a resounding electoral win and a narrow nod in the popular vote, the president lays out his first priority for his second term. >> tonight, you voted for action. not politics as usual. you elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. >> there were cheers in chicago and tears in boston. after the long, hard fight, it was all over for the challenger. >> like so many of you, paul and i have left everything on the field. we have given our all to this campaign. >> now, after the bruising campaign and facing a congress as divided as it was before the election, president obama and the country prepare for the next four years. >> thank you, america. god bless you. god bless these united states. >>> good wednesday morning, everybody. four years ago, barack obama stood on the brink of history, the morning after his election. now, four years later, he stands on the brink of a second term.
. >> barack obama and mitt romney make a mad dash in the last hours of this tight presidential race. >>> and terry moran and bill weir are hot on the trail as the candidates in a virtual dead heat crisscross the nation in a final push for those make or break votes. >>> plus -- with a new storm approaching and families up and down the east coast still without homes, "nightline" joins our abc family for a day of giving. and gives you a chance to make a difference. >> from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran in des moines, iowa. bill weir in manchester, new hampshire. and cynthia mcfadden in new york city. this is "nightline," november 5th, 2012. >>> good evening, i'm cynthia mcfadden. tonight, the sprint to the finish line with only 24 hours left in this presidential race, my co-anchors terry moran and bill weir on the trail with the candidates. we'll have their reports in a moment. >>> but first, the other story dominating the news for the past week, hurricane sandy and the devastation left in its wake. and the desire to do something to help. so all day today, disney a
, and closely fought campaign in history, president obama triumphs. >> we have picked ourselves up. we have fought our way back. and we know in our hearts, that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. [ cheers and applause ] >> the president seals his victory with crucial wins across the battlegrounds. a bitter loss for governor romney, met by grace. >> this is a time of great challenges for america. and i pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation. >>> congress, still deadlocked. republicans win the house, democrats, the senate. our powerhouse political team on what the next four years means for your family, your job, and your future. "gma's" special coverage of election 2012 starts, right now. >>> and good morning to all of viewers in the west waking up on this first election morning. want to say hello to robin at home. elizabeth vargas is with us here. and boy, what a night. >> what a night indeed. >> president obama secures a second term with a surprisingly sweeping victory. the president said he learned from and listened to those who did not vot
game surge for president obama polling ahead by three points. will it put him over the top, or does governor romney have another move? let's begin with white house correspondent jake tapper leading us off from iowa. he's there traveling with the president. jake? >> reporter: good evening, diane. president obama accompanied by his top aides and bruce springsteen hopscotched across battleground states today. the key ones that his campaign feels will deliver him a re-election. they are wisconsin, iowa and ohio where the president's national political career all began. slightly ahead in our abc news/"washington post" national tracking poll, president obama is ending his very last day of campaigning having enlisted the help of celebrity musician friends. >> that's not a bad way to bring it home, with the boss. >> reporter: the day began with springsteen's obama 2012 campaign song. ♪ let's vote for the man who got osama forward away we go ♪ >> reporter: even though that was interrupted by spring teen project i projecting acknowledgement of liberal and progressive anxiety. >> the first
take you inside the end game, the obama campaign, their secret to get out the vote here in ohio. the romney campaign, how they're lasering in on the few undecideds left. we're with them for the final pitch. >>> plus, george stephanopoulos with the bottom line on the path to victory for both sides. univision's jorge ramos and the hidden power of the hispanic vote. and the new abc news poll tonight. who is ahead with two days left? >>> the worst nightmare for millions of americans who were in hurricane sandy's path. tonight, another storm. and bitterly cold temperatures. meteorologist ginger zee with the storm track, as we ask, what about electricity? and now word of free gas. >>> tragic fall. a day of heartbreak at an american zoo. a little boy falls into an animal pit. the desperate effort to save his life. >>> and, who will win? the one question we haven't been asking. but does it hold the biggest clue yet to election night? who do you think is going to win? >>> and good evening tonight from cleveland, ohio. and we're here tonight because both campaigns are counting on ohio and
the work we have to do and the future that lies ahead. >> president obama is reelected to -- four more years in the white house after a long bitter campaign. good morning the morning after the election 5:00, thanks for joining us i'm kristen sze. >>> and i'm eric thomas. democrats around the country are celebrating. last night the president appeared in front of thousands of supporters to the beat of stevie wonder's signed, sealed and delivered many he backed out with the first lady and his daughters. he was victorious over mitt romney in most of the 12 key battleground states. t.j. winick is live in chicago where the president the night. he will be leaving for washington later. >> reporter: in the end it was a series of narrow state wins that gave the president a decisive victory. president obama won a second term tuesday after a race that was primarily fought in a handful of battleground states. >> the president: you, the american people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back. and we kno
, is obama closing with a kick? do romney's last-minute moves signal confidence or desperation? how has hurricane sandy changed the race? and will we know the winner tuesday night? we'll ask our headliners. obama's top white house strategist david plouffe. and romney's senior adviser ed gillespie. >>> and our powerhouse roundtable. george will, cokie roberts, donna brazile, matthew dowd and ronald brownstein of the national journal. >>> hello again. this is it. just hours to go before the final votes and for so many americans, up 40% of voters, election day has already come and gone. a new record that has already led to long lines like these at polling places across the country. some good news in the early vote. that makes sense. the race has been tight from the start. today, it could not be closer. our brand-new abc news/washington post poll shows an absolute dead-heat. 48%. still, in those battleground states, a small but steady lead for president obama and it's in the battlegrounds especially those midwestern states of iowa, wisconsin and ohio, where the candidates are making their c
rise or fall together as one nation and one people. >>> president obama secures four more years in the white house. victories in crucial swing states put him well over-the-top in the electoral college. good morning i'm eric thomas. >>> and i'm kristen sze president obama is waking up in chicago this morning after winning a second term. last night mr. obama appeared in front of thousands of celebrating democrats. he won most of the 12 key battle ground states, including the most critical, ohio. >> the president: you, the american people, reminded us that while our road has been hard. while our journey has been long. we have picked ourselves up. we have fought our way back. and we know in our hearts, that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >> president obama will return to the white house this afternoon. he has no public events planned for today. before he declared victory mitt romney conceded gracefully. he told his supporters he called the president to congratulate him. he said it was time to put aside partisanship and work together for the good of the na
mystery agent who helped ignite the cia sex scandal is revealed, as president obama speaks out for the first time on the investigation that's ensnared two of his most powerful commanders. >>> and, deadly behavior. it's the most dangerous and widespread eating disorder in the country. and most people have never heard of it. in fact the secret lives of millions of american women battling every bite. >> last time i ate pizza, i had a panic attack. >>> plus, finding bigfoot. meet the rag tag team of researchers trekking across the globe on the hunt for a legendary beast. >> announcer: from the blglobal resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," november 14th, 2012. >> good evening, i'm cynthia mcfadden. tonight, the latest turn in the cia sex scandal, as we learn the identity of the fbi agent who sparked the investigation that brought down one of the nation's most powerful leaders, and is now implicated another. president obama himself spoke out today for the first time since the scandal broke, and my co-anchor ter
. victory lap. it was a modern american election. that gave president obama four more years. >> i believe we can seize this future together. >> how did a new patchwork of americans come together to give him the win? and force a tough gut-check moment for the republican party? >> paul and i have left everything on the field. we have given our all to this campaign. >> can they recover? and change with the changing america? what is the world saying tonight? how about wall street? and what did the president do today to help the country heal? now, two american families turn the page. the romneys, pulling together. the obamas starting a new chapter in this white house. and the abc news powerhouse team is everywhere, on this historic day for america. live, from abc's election headquarters, this is a special "world news" with diane sawyer. >> good evening. and it was a day of celebration for president obama and a day of soul-searching for the republican party. and a reality check for a nation, seeking to move forward as a hard-fought election. tonight, your voice has become your vote, and these are
, president obama now has a sweep of the battlegrounds. 332 electoral votes. losing only indiana and north carolina from his 2008 total. the popular votes are still coming in. the president will come up about 8 million short of his 2008 tally. but, he's holding about 3 million advantage over mitt romney. we'll discuss how obama did and what's next for the gop and the governing challenges ahead? >>> but first, that friday afternoon bombshell. david petraeus resigns at the cia after the fbi uncovers his extramarital affair. pierre thomas is here with the latest. first came upon this several months ago. >> yes, it came to light after a woman in tampa tied to military got a peculiar, harassing e-mail. the woman was so concerned, she contacted the fbi, who, then, according to our sources, traced it back to paula broadwell, who wrote a book about petraeus. as the fbi continued to investigate, they discovered e-mails pointing to a romantic, sexual relationship between the two. early concerns about the e-mails being hacked. but the investigation never turned up evidence of national security being
i will be there. >> reporter: family friend gerry ware registered her inspired by barack obama's election four years ago. >> i said i'm going if the lord spare my life this time, and i made it up in my mind to vote. >> reporter: miss rosie has lived through major turning points in american history. she was just a child when the 19th amendment gave women the right to vote. she was well into her 50s by the time jim crow laws were abolished, giving her the chance to do what she did today. >> she was already set in her ways and really wasn't thinking about politics. >> reporter: now rosie is not secretive about who she supports. >> i love obama. >> reporter: you love obama? >> i love obama. >> reporter: rosie requested her ballot in the mail, and her friend turned it in. >> miss rosie should be an inspiration to all of our young people and old. >> reporter: in ft. myers, chad oliver. >> how do you not love that story. >> isn't that something? if she can rock the vote, i think we can all get out and vote. >> there is no excuse. i don't care who you're supporting, no matter what age,
evening on this exciting night, diane. president obama and his campaign are gurding hem thfls for a long night and the president said this might spill into the morning but he fully expects by tomorrow he will be re-elected. it is out of his hands and in yours. >> my name is barack obama, you know, the president. >> reporter: at a chicago campaign field office president obama called volunteers in wisconsin to thank them for their hard work. >> hi, is this annie? hi, this is barack obama, how are you? [ laughter ] i'm doing -- you know -- i don't think she knows it's me. >> reporter: his message has been one of staying the course. forward. painted himself as a warrior for the middle class. >> are you fired up? >> all: fired up. >> are you fired up? >> reporter: but today another message, an olive branch. >> i also want to say to governor romney, congratulations on a spirited campaign. >> reporter: later today joined by scottie pippen and his old friends the president played basketball, an election day superstition. he did not do so the day of the 2008 new hampshire primary and has not repe
. there is sandra buckman for romney and kathleen for obama. it all started here when stephanie decided to put up her barack obama sign supporting the president. while her neighbors then countered, putting up signs of their own supporting romney/ryan, starting a bit of a sign war here in this neighborhood, and yet remarkably all of the neighbors here remain friendly. >> we all have the same families, we want a safe country, we want to work. >> reporter: they don't see eye to eye on how to get there. >> we need to be able to disagree about positions and vote for whomever we want to and not take it personally. and that -- >> and that's where i really get mad with obama. he didn't cross the aisle. >> reporter: in the era of political instability, the neighbors on the drive have advice for washington. >> i think they need to see the humanity in the others, and i think they need to focus on that instead of the politics >> should they start baking cookies for each other? >> i evangelize with cookies. >> reporter: food for thought. amy robach, maclean. >> a battleground street in a battleground state. d
across the country back president obama, 48% mitt romney. the race is tied when you consider the margin is plus or minus three percentage point. stay with abc7 morning news. coming up katie marzullo will have more on what president obama and mitt romney have planned for today. plus how the new jobs report released this morning could impact the race. >>> the coffee executive who campaigned against partisan gridlock in washington is making an endorsement. the starbucks ceo announced he will vote for president obama this coming tuesday. last year the ceo urged his fellow business leaders to withhold campaign contributions to both parties until congress and the white house reach a deal to bring down the nation's deficit. he says the president deserves a second time. >>> affects of superstorm sandy continue. new video from new york city this morning, shows the continuing long line of cars waiting to fuel up. gas shortages continue to be found across the east coast, 60% of gas stations in new jersey are closed because they've run out of gas. 70% of stations are closed on long island. the shor
today across the pivotal buckeye state, the cornerstone of his midwestern firewall, president obama cast himself in the same bipartisan way that appealed to independent voters four years ago. >> over the last four years, the status quo in washington has fought us every step of the way. >> reporter: it would be unusual for a democratic president four days before election day to actually suggest it would be okay with him if voters went for a congressional candidate other than a democrat. but eager to paint himself as not part of the washington problem, the president did just that -- at every stop. >> as long as i'm president, you know, i've said, i will work with anybody of any party to move this country forward. if you want to break the gridlock in congress, you'll vote for leaders who feel the same way whether they're democrat, republican or independent. >> reporter: president obama seemed energized and confident today. he actually did a little jig at hiss his last top here in lima, ohio. obama campaign officials are talking up their early voting program, years in the making. with republ
. >> obama won ohio, the critical swing state with 18 electoral votes. the state now voted for the winning presidential candidate in the last 13 elections. and no republican won without the state of ohio. >> the president will face the same divide at congress, democrats will retain control of the senate. republicans lost three key senate seats. two independents generally vote with them. there is now a record high number of women serving in the senate. women hold 19 of the seats. the house is staying in republican hands with 233 republicans and 185 democrats. and nancy pelosi's decision as to whether she will remain minority leader. >> there is fear there is going to be more political gridlock in store for the next four years in washington. many hoping the obama administration will follow the bipartisan example president clinton set during his second term. the head of california republican party raising taxes is still taboo and hopes house republicans hold their ground. >> student compromise is driving the economy down. and they need to work on government reform at all levels. >> time for t
. >>> president obama set to make first post-election comments today about actions needed to avoid so-called fiscal cliff we've been hearing about. that could plunge the economy back into resection. the president will be asking congressional republicans and democrats to work together to tackle the fiscal problems. he will be speaking from the white house 10:00 our time and you want to stay with abc7 morning news at 6:15 we go live to washington, d.c. for a preview of today's remarks. >>> traffic and weather together, next. here's a live look outside, golden gate bridge, looks like there might be a little mist nothing like the storms we had overnight. meteorologist mike nicco will tell you where those storms are going using live doppler hd. >>> also ahead, alaska airlines debuts a new fleet of aircraft. [ unintelligible ] >>> welcome back. one shower moving through the heart of san jose heading towards lincoln and almaden sliding to the south and east you can see it is going to head down 101 possibly to morgan hill as it heads into the higher country it is going to produce snow we talk
. and for the first time president obama has weighed in on this mess. abc's preeti arla has the latest. >> reporter: president obama walked into the east room of the white house for his first postelection news conference, tackling the major issues his administration will face in the weeks ahead. >> i'm open to compromise. and i'm open to new ideas. >> reporter: the president meets with congressional leaders tomorrow. both sides are expected to stake out their positions on the looming fiscal cliff, which would see automatic tax increases and budget cuts go into effect if there's no budget deal by year end. while both sides talk about compromise, president obama says any deal must not extend tax cuts for the wealthy. >> when it comes to the top 2%, what i'm not going to do is to extend further a tax cut for folks who don't need it, which would cost close to $1 trillion. >> reporter: but house speaker john boehner made it clear, wealthiest americans should not see their taxes go up. >> i have outlined a framework how both parties can work together to avert the fiscal cliff without raising tax rates. >
the block? >> reporter: president obama toured some of the damage with governor chris christie. >> i can't thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and the people of our state. >> i can promise you that the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials. and we will not quit until this is done. >> reporter: and then, there was halloween. many towns decided to postpone it. but some were not deterred. on long island, superheros and cats were out. and in new york city, even with the power out, trick-or-treaters took to the street. and within just a few hours, all three of new york's major airports will be back online, with la guardia beginning at least partial service at 7:00 a.m. this morning. rob? sunny? >> good news there, too. and in terms of the gridlock here in new york city. traffic very heavy as the mass transit system gets up and running. what about the scarcity of gasoline for commuters? >> reporter: that's a really big problem because everyone's trying to get into the city. and one of the things
days until we find out if president obama gets four more years. >>> and then, a warning in the wake of hurricane sandy. be on the lookout for scam artists. >>> and joe biden stops by "the late show." and this time, the laughs are from him, not on him. >>> well, that is the closing bell last night, at the new york stock exchange. abc's sam champion, there in his orange coat. hard to miss sam in that picture. surrounded by other new york weather experts. a nod, of course, to their tireless and critical work throughout this week. the dow was up 136 points. >>> economic reports don't get any bigger than the one due out later this morning. the government releases the october employment numbers just four days before the election. a crucial report on wall street and the campaign trail. experts say, look for 125,000 new jobs last month, showing modest growth, with the unemployment rate steady at 7.8%. >>> well, there could be some manmade misery adding to the toll of hurricane sandy. scammers, out to take advantage of folks after the storm. officials are now warning people to watch out for
obama really won. >>> made in america. would a big corporate giant like sears take your idea and have it made in china? this small town inventor says yes and tries to take them on. >>> and fakeout. what is he doing? was he really pushed? how about him? the crackdown tonight. >>> good evening. we begin with the president. eight days after his re-election energized and diving straight into the headlines. at his first press conference today, he talked about the scandal that took down the head of the cia, the looming fiscal crisis that could raise taxes for everyone on january 1st and then, he came out swinging in defense of one member of his team. and abc's jonathan karl was right there in that room asking questions. jon? >> reporter: diane, this was a confident president today, eager to lay out his agenda for the coming months, but first, he had to face questions on that scandal that has shaken his national security team. in his first comments on the sex scandal that brought down his cia director, the president said petraeus failed to meet his own standards, but he also praised him. >>
. a frantic pace for mitt romney and president obama in the final stretch, crisscrossing the swing states. mitt romney, 14 stops in seven states. president obama, 14 stops in eight states. the latest abc news/"washington post" poll shows the race essentially deadlocked. 49% of likely voters support obama, 48%, romney. >> so we've made real progress, florida, these past four years. >> reporter: the candidates and their running mates all made stops in the critical battleground state of ohio. of course, they had dueling messages for voters. >> i know what real change looks like. it's because i fought for it. it's because i delivered it. we can't give up on it now. >> you hope that president obama would live up to his promise to bring people together to solve big problems. but he hasn't, and i will. >> also on romney's schedule, pennsylvania. a traditionally democratic state that romney is making a play for. >> the people of america understand we're taking back the white house because we're going to win pennsylvania. >> as the rays for voters continues in florida, chaos for those trying to c
obama chooses to do? >> when she comes over, if she does, there will be a lot of questions asked of her about this event and others. but i do not believe the video is the cause when 14, september, secretary clinton told the families we're going to put in jail the man who made this video she should have said i'm sorry we left the consulate open and it became a death trap. i'm sorry we couldn't help your family for over seven hours. i don't believe the video is the reason for this, i don't believe it was ever the reason for this. that was a political story. not an intel story and we'll hold people accountable for a major national security breakdown three weeks before the election. that is our job. >> senator durbin, you were shaking your head there. >> if this was an nfl game, they would be criticized for piling on. she got the report from the intelligence committee and reported it to the public. just exactly what we expect her to do. they have decided not to include the al qaeda reference so we wouldn't compromise your sources in benghazi and libya and now we have the committees of juris
following a domestic violence incident involving his wife before he was resainted. >>> president obama and congressional -- leaders barely have time to cap their breath. the fiscal cliff that threatens to throw u.s. economy back into recession. katie marzullo live in the newsroom in is going to take compromise. >> reporter: -- skeptical they are going to do it, lawmakers have not found much common ground over the past four years washington remains almost unchanged after the election. president obama has already talked with the top four leaders in the house and senate on the phone from chicago before returning to the white house last night that includes house speaker ran john boehner. he says his party is willing to consider tax increases only under the right circumstances which include fewer tax loopholes and simpler, fairer tax code. right now all sides are laying out opening arguments for negotiations that are to come. they need to avoid severe and automatic government spending cuts and tax hikes that will take place january 1st. those cuts and hikes total 800 billion dollars. in the
-by-side with president obama, joining forces in this crisis. and just as our abc news/"washington post" poll out today shows president obama and governor mitt romney in a dead heat. your voice, your vote, and abc's jake tapper has more. >> reporter: hurricane sandy has forced the president to cancel his appearance at seven campaign events. but he may have gotten something more valuable. >> you're going to be okay. everybody's safe, right? >> reporter: the opportunity to lead and be seen leading. today with new jersey's republican governor chris christie at a shelter in brigantine, new jersey. >> hang in there. >> thank you. >> reporter: theirs was a most public display of bipartisanship today, a trait many undecided voters profess to love, one sorely lacking in washington, d.c. >> he has worked incredibly closely with me and i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern. >> governor christie, throughout this process, has been responsive, he has put his heart and soul into making sure that the people of new jersey bounce back even stronger than before. >> reporter: the president seems co
notch, five votes for president obama. five votes for governor romney. that may be a harbinger for you all night long. >> it's been a deadlock all way. let's go to santa monica, california right now. polls are open, votes cast all across america right now. some americans voted before today. mitt romney is not going to stop campaigning. he is campaigning today in pennsylvania and ohio. he knows he needs to win one of those two states. >> trying to eke out every vote that he can. of course, we're not just watching the election polls today. we're also watching the weather. another huge story that's looming is that storm, a nor'easter that's brewing off the east coast. and sam, this would have a real impact for all the folks left without homes and electricity up and down the east coast. >> it was already bad news, elizabeth, with the nor'easter, and that means some people can account for not only a mix of icy snow, but a little accumulating snow. >> all right, sam. >> hit so hard here. our entire team has been on the campaign from the very start. today, it's "your voice your vote" for mitt
on a suspended license he told officers he thought he hit debris in the road. >>> president obama back in washington d c after securing a second term this week. the president and his first family arrived back at the white house last night. now mr. obama and congress must tackle the so-called fiscal cliff looming ahead. january 1st, an 800 billion dollar tax cut will expire. that will mean tax hikes and spending cuts kick in unless there's a deal. coming up our katie marzullo will have more. >>> traffic and weather together, next. >>> live look outside now before the rain comes this is the san mateo bridge deck dry, traffic moving fine.g5ç mike will tell us when rain will arrive in your neighborhood today. sue will check your commute. >>> you know about black friday how about black thursday. how wal-mart is getting a bigger >>> here's doppler out of eureka showers even moderate showers no thunder out of this storm yet we did have a few claps of thunder over the sierra as the rain has changed over to snow. winds are slowing now the cold front is moving away from us. gusts up to 30 in oa
emotional president obama, just hours after his big win. >>> and cancer scare for an abc star. brooke burke speaking about the health crisis and the surgery she now faces. >>> and damaged on delivery. a train survivors a transocean trip, only to be wrecked at the dock. >>> good morning, everybody. we begin with the impending budget faceoff that has the country teetering on the edge of a fiscal cliff. >> president obama will speak from the white house today about his game plan to grow the economy as well as cut the deficit. and republicans say they are ready to make it happen. abc's tahman bradley is in washington this morning. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, paula and rob. shortly after he was re-electioned, president obama called congressional leaders to discuss the so-called fiscal cliff. it's a major problem. it has to be solved by the end of the year. republicans and democrats have signaled they're ready to talk. but there's a major hurdle. a showdown's looming in washington, even as democrats and republicans strike a conciliatory tone post-election, both sides are set
abc news/"washington post" tracking polls shows president obama and mitt romney deadlocked at 48% among likely voters. for mitt romney, it's a final chance to appeal to his base especially in the all-important swing state of ohio. abc's david muir is with the romney team in cleveland. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. hard to believe 48 hours now until election day, and the battleground blitz continues for both campaigns. overnight mitt romney in front of an enormous audience in colorado and an emotional moment from his most powerful weapon on the trail, his wife, ann romney. overovernight in front of a crowd of more than 17,000, mitt romney in colorado in an all-out sprint to the finish. >> thank you very much, colorado. you guys are the best. >> reporter: in the last 24 hours both campaigns crisscrossing the country and both stopping in dubuque, iowa, and romney whose closing argument makes him the candidate that will reach across the aisle now asking supporters to reach across the street. >> i want you to reach across the street to the neighbor that has t
and budget cuts said to take effect. president obama and the gridlocked congress are scrambling to head them off. >> but investors are not betting on it. those nerves leading to a 313-point drop yesterday. that's the biggest selloff of the year. abc's bianna golodryga has more. >> reporter: wall street woke up to the same president, but new worries. europe's debt crisis appears to be getting worse. there was rioting in greece over budget cuts and word that europe's strongest economy germany is in trouble. but quickly investors turned back to our looming problem, the road we are on to the so-called fiscal cliff at the end of the year. $650 billion of combined spending cuts and tax cuts expiring automatically. wall street selloff led to a loss of $300 billion in market value wednesday alone. however, just after close of trading wednesday, greece did pass its austerity measures so markets should be tempered a bit. when it comes to the future we can't expect uncertainty as the fiscal cliff looms ahead. bianna golodryga, abc news, new york. >> thank you, bianna. >>> coming up, advice on sorting o
conference call with a larger group of donors. romney arguing president obama won in part because of gifts the obama administration had given to particular groups in this country. >> what the president -- the president's campaign did was focus on certain members of this base coalition. give them extraordinary financial gifts from the government. and then work very aggressively to turn them out to vote. >> reporter: among those groups the gifts went to, romney discusses the african-american community, young people and the hispanic community, here, offering one of the gifts to them. >> what the president did is he gave them two things. one a big gift on immigration with the dream act amnesty program. >> reporter: and the second thing in order to get hispanic voters? >> number two, put in place obama care which is basically $10,000 a family. i mean, it's a proven political strategy which is give a bunch of money from the government to a group and guess what, they'll vote for you. >> reporter: sources telling me this has been romney's argument since the moment he realize heed lost, telling the
>>> with just mofr than 24 hourgs to go now until votes are in, president obama has inched out to a slim advantage. the president now has a three-point lead in the popular vote over mitt romney according to latest tracking poll from abc news and washington post. abc 7 news political reporter is live at the campaign head quarters in chicago tonight. we're here in chicago is obama country about as blue as bay area here. so makes sense this is where the president will spend tomorrow fight. today he had important places to be. the president started his last day on the catch yain in wis wisms a huge crowd estimated 18,000 cheered him on. >> you know i'll fight for you as hard as i know how. you know that will happen. >> the crucial state is ohio. he and mitt romney in columbus today. the president will finish up tonight in iowa. he started his first campaign four years ago. >> we know we've got more work to do. >> for mitt romney it's a win in florida, virginia and ohio. he needs to sweep all three. he will finish up tomorrow, watching returns in boston. >> do you want real change? >> preside
it farther south, new jersey residents got a visit from president obama. just days now before the election next week, the president put politics aside to tour the storm zone. >> there he was, side by side with governor chris christie, one of mitt romney's biggest supporters. more from abc's jake tapper. >> reporter: hurricane sandy has forced the president to cancel his appearance at seven campaign events. but he may have gotten something more valuable. >> you're going to be okay. everybody's safe, right? >> reporter: the opportunity to lead and be seen leading. with new jersey's republican governor chris christie at a shelter in bringhamtine, new jersey. >> hang in there. >> thank you. >> reporter: there is was a most public display of bipartisanship, a trait many undecided voters profess to love, one sorely lacking in washington, d.c. >> he has worked incredibly closely with me. i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern. >> governor christie throughout this process has been responsive. he has put his heart and soul into making sure that the people of new jersey bounce
those boats. >>> five days to go. barack obama and mitt romney dash back to the trail, as the clock ticks to election day. this morning, our bottom line on each side's path to victory. the last-minute moves. and this little girl's emotional plea going viral. >> i'm tired of barack obama and mitt romney. >>> and jaws dropper. the woman who saved her own life by punching out a 12-foot tiger shark. she tells us in her own words the astonishing moment her martial arts kicked in. the karate chop that saved her life. >>> and good morning, everyone. hello to robin at home. we are getting back to normal here in times square. but look at these live shots. >> can we say it for her, though? rabbit rabbit. >> rabbit, rabbit,. >> rabbit, rabbit. >> rabbit rabbit, robin. let's look at the live shots downtown right now. still so dark in lower manhattan. this is a city divided right now. it's going to take days, maybe longer, for the power to come back. and the scale of destruction is becoming so clear in so many places. look at the aerial shots of breezy point, new york, home to generations of fir
and republican leaders in california say rez obama needs to seize on this opportunity. >> listen to individual members on both sides. develop the relationships that are necessary when you have big, difficult problems.. >> republicans need to lack for places where they can work with the president that would be government reform. they need to make a better case on the tax policies. >> today john boehner stressed election was not a mandate for raising taxs.. >> and stocks sank on wall street. dow saw the worst day of the year. the nasdaq and dow drop considerably. others a they expect that had drop off if barack obama won. the president and congress cannot agree on an expiring $800 billion plan. >> workers strike against railly supermarket led to an arrest. tonight union employees gathering to show solidarity. alan wong is live at the railly's tonight with the story. >> there are communications director arrested here at the knob hill store. i'm told there is a dispute over a paycheck so a company spokesperson for the store chain says he was arrested for assaulting a railly's employee. this sunday
of president obama's campaign. he talked about it in every, single campaign speech. >> the wealthiest americans got tax cuts. tax cuts. tax cuts. tax cuts. try a tax cut. another $5 trillion tax cut that favors the wealthy. that's not changed. >> reporter: in her exclusive interview thursday, diane sawyer pressed the speaker on that. >> he campaigned on it. 60% of the voters have said that they are ready to raise these taxes. they are ready to have the wealthier americans pitch in here. >> i made clear yesterday that raising tax rates is unacceptable. >> reporter: the looming fiscal crisis has already affected financial markets, helping drive the dow below 13,000 for the first time since september. if a deal is not struck, virtually every american taxpayer will see a substantial increase in their taxes starting january 1st. but during the last debt negotiations, speaker boehner's hands were tied mostly because tea party conservatives opposed compromise. here's what he told george back then. >> there's no daylight between the tea party and me. >> reporter: what does he think of the tea party now
rally. and president obama urges people to get out and vote. the 2012 presidential election campaign is down to its last 24 hours. 25 hours. just one day until we elect a new president, and then the final push is on. the latest polls show it is a very tight race. abc news washington post poll shows president obama with a one-point lead over mitt romney and another poll shows the candidates in a dead heat with 48% each. and with time running out, both candidates are spending the last few hours making their pitch to voters. >> reporter: a frantic pace for mitt romney and president obama in the final stretch kris crossing the swing states. mitt romney, 14 stops in seven states and president obama 14 stops in eight states. the latest abc news washington post poll shows that the race is essentially deadlocked. 40 money% of likely voters support obama and 48% romney. >> the candidates and their running mates all made stops in the critical battle ground state of ohio. of course they had dual messages for voter. >> i know what real change looks like. it is because i fought for it. it is beca
voice your vote. the latest abc news/washington post tracking poll. show president obama and mitt romney deadlocked at 48%. for mitt romney a final chance for him to appeal to his base especially in ohio. david muir is with the romney team in cleveland. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. 48 hours until election day. the battleground blitz continues for both campaigns. overnight, mitt romney in ohio. overnight in a crowd of front of 17,000, mitt romney in colorado. in an all-out sprint to the finish. >> thank you, colorado. >> in the last 48 hours, both campaigns crisscrossing the country. romney's closing argument who that makes the case that he's the -- >> each across the street to neighbor that has the other sign in his front yard. and i'm going to reach across the aisle in washington, d.c., to the politicians who are working for the other candidate. >> ann romney making a trip to the back of the plane. talking about the american people who are hurting, saying three more days. on to colorado, where she was visibly moved by the thousands who gathered at the first st
likely to determine the outcome of this election. >> the countdown is on, president obama and mitt romney traveled from one swing state to another, in a battle for votes and victory on tuesday. >> four more years. four more years,. >> three more days, three more days. >> the last leg means large rallies, and the president has some star power. katy perry warmed up the crowd for him in wisconsin, sounding a little raspy, the president asked for more time to finish the work he start. >> we made real progress these past four years. but, wisconsin, we're all gathered here today because we've got more work to do. >> mitt romney made his final stop of the day in colorado. he says the progress so far isn't enough and it's time for change. >> so the question of this election comes down to this. do you want more of the same or do do you want real change? >> there's a last day of early voting in florida. voters there faced a long line, some wait can hours to get into polling centers. and in response to superstorm sandy, new jersey governor chris christie ordered county clocks to open their offices t
of it in key states likely to determine the outcome of this election. >> the countdown is on, president obama and mitt romney traveled from one swing state to another, in a battle for votes and victory on tuesday. >> four more years. four more years,. >> three more days, three more days. >> the last leg means large rallies, and president has some star power. katy perry warmed up the crowd for him in wisconsin, sounding a little raspy, the president asked for more time to finish the work he start. >> we made real progress these past four years. but, wisconsin, we're all gathered here today because we've got more work to do. >> mitt romney made his final stop of the day in colorado. he says the progress so far isn't enough and it's time for change. >> so the question of this election comes down to this. do you want more of the same or do do you want real change? >> there's a last day of early voting in florida. voters there faced a long line, some wait can hours to get into polling centers. and in response to superstorm sandy, new jersey governor chris christie ordered county clocks to open the
. and right now, it looks as if a last-minute surge could carry barack obama to four more years. while most of the east coast of the u.s. is still asleep, residents of dixville notch, a tiny town in new hampshire, cost the first votes in the presidential election. after 46 seconds of voting, president barack obama and mitt romney had each five votes. as americans prepare to vote, a new abc news/"washington post" poll shows president obama pulling ahead by four points. at an emotional final rally monday night, the president asked iowa to help him finish what he started. >> iowa, we're here tonight because we have more work to do. we're not done, yet, on this journey. we've got more road to travel. >> reporter: the president's pitch earlier in the day, that he's the same idealist he ran as four years ago. >> you see the scars on me to prove it. you've seen the gray hair on my head, to show you. what it means to fight for change. >> reporter: for mitt romney, a frenetic push to the finish. starting in florida monday, then, virginia, ohio and new hampshire, nearing midnight. >> perhaps some of
come down to a nasal spray. >> this you gotta hear. >>> he's one of president obama's most vocal critics. now the donald's attacks could cost him a lucrative business deal. >>> new lawsuit that >>> ferry building is in blue to commemorate world diabetes day. san francisco with many cities around the country and world are going to be celebrated world diabetes day. one of the ways to bring awareness is have the ferry building blue and make you think about all those people with diabetes and what you can do to keep yourself from getting it. >>> 6:14. rare tornado hit japan today, all caught on camera, japanese television showed this footage of the large tornado over the ocean it lasted 10 minutes before arriving on land. so far no damage or injuries. there are more warnings about strong winds, lightning and tornadoes. >>> in sardinia, new video shows hundreds of laid off aluminum employees protesting loss of their jobs and clashing with police this happened yesterday outside of the plant owned by alcoa part of a series of demonstrations across europe where union coordinated general s
many questions about the attack. the obama administration initially blamed it on protests over an anti-muslim video. that story later shifted, raising questions about what the administration knew and when they knew it was actually a terrorist attack. >> i don't think that the intelligence community, in any way, politicized the intelligence they were providing to members of the administration or congress. i think they gave us their best initial assessments. >> reporter: when petraeus testifies today, he's expected to give a timeline of events leading up to and during the attack. there's been a lot of focus on petraeus' affair and whether his conduct compromised national security. petraeus isn't expected to talk about that, but solely about the benghazi situation. lawmakers say once they complete the hearings on the benghazi attack, they expect to hold a public hearing to disclose any information that isn't classified. rob and paula? >> in the hot seat in more ways than one. preeti arla, live for us in washington. thanks, preeti. >>> and at the white house today, president obama holds cr
the potential is there, however, president obama and others are doing their very best to see if they can't turn hamas' attacks off, and the role of iron dome here should always be, remembered. it's a very critical weapon system. >> which is to protect. >> protects israel against these rockets with a 90% success rate and the president and congress here are entitled to, i believe, a lot of credit for providing that system to israel. it's a very effective system. >> congressman king, i want to ask you whether you believe this will turn into a ground war and should it? is it the only way to stop those rockets? >> well, let me start off in a bipartisan order. i fully agree with senator levin. israel is our main ally in the middle east. israel has an absolute right to defend itself. all of us republicans and democrats that stand with the president in supporting israel and, quite frankly, i'm not the military expert, i was a spec 5 in the army, that's as far as i got, but having said that, israel should do whatever it has to to defend itself. the president will work diplomatic channels and i'm not in
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